FEMA halts $30 million in Katrina reimbursements to Mississippi

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has halted nearly 30 million dollars in reimbursements to Mississippi.

The money was earmarked to retrofit 2,000 homes after Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA says the state overspent funds and failed to provide documentation.  Only 985 homes on the Gulf Coast were retrofitted.

If the state can’t prove the spending was properly allocated, it could be on the hook for the money.

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